The FIDE Council has approved a cooperation agreement with the Grand Chess Tour. By virtue of this agreement, the two top finishers of the 2023 and 2025 Series will qualify for the Candidates Chess 2024 and 2026 respectively. Now: Grand Chess Tour 2022
As the Grand Chess Tour is an invitational event many questions remain unanswered. Jacob Aagard lists some of them, “Will the World Champion be allowed to participate? Will the Wild Card continue? Will a significant sponsorship package follows? Will rapid events count for the qualification?” FIDE Director General Emil Sutovsky answered that more details will follow in May after the formal contract is signed and that these points will be reviewed seriously.